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  1. wireless internet problem with 710


    hi all, i installed 710 a couple of months ago on a system, and
    everything works fine, except that i cannot connect to a wireless network.

    i noticed that it does not allow me to "view" available networks, but
    have to specify by ssid. driver for my nic (linksys 54g) seems to have
    been installed. internet does work fine with physical ethernet cable.

    questions:

    1- anyone know what's wrong, and how to fix?
    2- if not will next version fix it?
    3- when "upgrading", will i have to reinstall all the apps i've already
    manually installed?
    4- is there a way to view "available" wireless networks detected by my
    nic, by broadcasted ssid?

    help on any or all of the above will be much appreciated.


  2. Re: wireless internet problem with 710

    On 2008-04-10, Macavity wrote:
    >
    > hi all, i installed 710 a couple of months ago on a system, and
    > everything works fine, except that i cannot connect to a wireless network.
    >
    > i noticed that it does not allow me to "view" available networks, but
    > have to specify by ssid. driver for my nic (linksys 54g) seems to have
    > been installed. internet does work fine with physical ethernet cable.
    >
    > questions:
    >
    > 1- anyone know what's wrong, and how to fix?
    > 2- if not will next version fix it?
    > 3- when "upgrading", will i have to reinstall all the apps i've already
    > manually installed?
    > 4- is there a way to view "available" wireless networks detected by my
    > nic, by broadcasted ssid?
    >
    > help on any or all of the above will be much appreciated.
    >


    How are you looking for networks and connecting? Do you use
    network-manager applet or something else?



  3. Re: wireless internet problem with 710

    Macavity illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
    >
    > hi all, i installed 710 a couple of months ago on a system, and
    > everything works fine, except that i cannot connect to a wireless network.
    >
    > i noticed that it does not allow me to "view" available networks, but
    > have to specify by ssid. driver for my nic (linksys 54g) seems to have
    > been installed. internet does work fine with physical ethernet cable.
    >
    > questions:
    >
    > 1- anyone know what's wrong, and how to fix?
    > 2- if not will next version fix it?
    > 3- when "upgrading", will i have to reinstall all the apps i've already
    > manually installed?
    > 4- is there a way to view "available" wireless networks detected by my
    > nic, by broadcasted ssid?
    >
    > help on any or all of the above will be much appreciated.


    Wifi advice here
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...CardsSupported

    --
    Moog

    "If this is gonna be that kinda party I'm gonna stick my dick in the
    mashed potatoes"

  4. Re: wireless internet problem with 710

    Moog illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
    > Macavity illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
    >>
    >> hi all, i installed 710 a couple of months ago on a system, and
    >> everything works fine, except that i cannot connect to a wireless network.
    >>
    >> i noticed that it does not allow me to "view" available networks, but
    >> have to specify by ssid. driver for my nic (linksys 54g) seems to have
    >> been installed. internet does work fine with physical ethernet cable.
    >>
    >> questions:
    >>
    >> 1- anyone know what's wrong, and how to fix?
    >> 2- if not will next version fix it?
    >> 3- when "upgrading", will i have to reinstall all the apps i've already
    >> manually installed?
    >> 4- is there a way to view "available" wireless networks detected by my
    >> nic, by broadcasted ssid?
    >>
    >> help on any or all of the above will be much appreciated.

    >
    > Wifi advice here
    > https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...CardsSupported


    oops.

    Sorry. I cut and paste the wrong address.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...eShootingGuide

    It is a work in progress, but may well help.

    --
    Moog

    "If this is gonna be that kinda party I'm gonna stick my dick in the
    mashed potatoes"

  5. Re: wireless internet problem with 710

    On Thu, 10 Apr 2008 13:53:13 -0500, Ignoramus9437 wrote:

    > On 2008-04-10, Macavity wrote:
    >>
    >> hi all, i installed 710 a couple of months ago on a system, and
    >> everything works fine, except that i cannot connect to a wireless
    >> network.
    >>
    >> i noticed that it does not allow me to "view" available networks, but
    >> have to specify by ssid. driver for my nic (linksys 54g) seems to
    >> have been installed. internet does work fine with physical ethernet
    >> cable.
    >>
    >> questions:
    >>
    >> 1- anyone know what's wrong, and how to fix? 2- if not will next
    >> version fix it?
    >> 3- when "upgrading", will i have to reinstall all the apps i've already
    >> manually installed?
    >> 4- is there a way to view "available" wireless networks detected by my
    >> nic, by broadcasted ssid?
    >>
    >> help on any or all of the above will be much appreciated.
    >>
    >>

    > How are you looking for networks and connecting? Do you use
    > network-manager applet or something else?


    i never saw anything like a "network manager", is there such a thing that
    lets me look for them?...i just used the network dropdown menu at the top
    right...gives me an option to use "other wireless network" and i type in
    the ssid/network name. searches for awhile but never connects.





  6. Re: wireless internet problem with 710

    On Thu, 10 Apr 2008 19:08:30 +0000, Moog wrote:

    > Moog illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
    >> Macavity illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
    >>>
    >>> hi all, i installed 710 a couple of months ago on a system, and
    >>> everything works fine, except that i cannot connect to a wireless
    >>> network.
    >>>
    >>> i noticed that it does not allow me to "view" available networks, but
    >>> have to specify by ssid. driver for my nic (linksys 54g) seems to
    >>> have been installed. internet does work fine with physical ethernet
    >>> cable.
    >>>
    >>> questions:
    >>>
    >>> 1- anyone know what's wrong, and how to fix? 2- if not will next
    >>> version fix it?
    >>> 3- when "upgrading", will i have to reinstall all the apps i've
    >>> already manually installed?
    >>> 4- is there a way to view "available" wireless networks detected by my
    >>> nic, by broadcasted ssid?
    >>>
    >>> help on any or all of the above will be much appreciated.

    >>
    >> Wifi advice here
    >> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...CardsSupported

    >
    > oops.
    >
    > Sorry. I cut and paste the wrong address.
    > https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...eShootingGuide
    >
    > It is a work in progress, but may well help.


    yikes, that's some long troubleshooting doc...will do my homework tho and
    go through it...thanks! gotta wait a bit since i'm downloading b4 trying
    to change connections...so will do some reading and try a few things.

    thanks everyone for the quick replies! i haven't used any "nix" in a
    pretty long time, back in the sys5/xenix days, so all this looks new to
    me, so i'll probably be back...ubuntu does look pretty neat...other than
    this had no problems installing it and other apps (like pan
    newsreader)...amazes me that it includes so much yet fits on a CD...vista
    doesn't even come with "office" but takes up a huge amount of disk space.








  7. Re: wireless internet problem with 710

    Did you apply all upgrades?

    If you open a terminal from accessories/terminal, and type

    sudo lspci

    and then enter your password, can you cut and paste that?

    same for

    sudo lsusb

    Also try your wireless attempt, and then do

    sudo tail -30 /var/log/messages

    cut/paste the result and post them

    i

    On 2008-04-10, Macavity wrote:
    > On Thu, 10 Apr 2008 13:53:13 -0500, Ignoramus9437 wrote:
    >
    >> On 2008-04-10, Macavity wrote:
    >>>
    >>> hi all, i installed 710 a couple of months ago on a system, and
    >>> everything works fine, except that i cannot connect to a wireless
    >>> network.
    >>>
    >>> i noticed that it does not allow me to "view" available networks, but
    >>> have to specify by ssid. driver for my nic (linksys 54g) seems to
    >>> have been installed. internet does work fine with physical ethernet
    >>> cable.
    >>>
    >>> questions:
    >>>
    >>> 1- anyone know what's wrong, and how to fix? 2- if not will next
    >>> version fix it?
    >>> 3- when "upgrading", will i have to reinstall all the apps i've already
    >>> manually installed?
    >>> 4- is there a way to view "available" wireless networks detected by my
    >>> nic, by broadcasted ssid?
    >>>
    >>> help on any or all of the above will be much appreciated.
    >>>
    >>>

    >> How are you looking for networks and connecting? Do you use
    >> network-manager applet or something else?

    >
    > i never saw anything like a "network manager", is there such a thing that
    > lets me look for them?...i just used the network dropdown menu at the top
    > right...gives me an option to use "other wireless network" and i type in
    > the ssid/network name. searches for awhile but never connects.
    >
    >
    >
    >


  8. Re: wireless internet problem with 710

    Macavity illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:

    >
    >> Sorry. I cut and paste the wrong address.
    >> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...eShootingGuide
    >>
    >> It is a work in progress, but may well help.

    >
    > yikes, that's some long troubleshooting doc...will do my homework tho and
    > go through it...thanks! gotta wait a bit since i'm downloading b4 trying
    > to change connections...so will do some reading and try a few things.


    No problem. The troubleshooting guide is indeed long. There will only
    be certain parts of it applicable to your issue.

    > thanks everyone for the quick replies! i haven't used any "nix" in a
    > pretty long time, back in the sys5/xenix days, so all this looks new to
    > me, so i'll probably be back...ubuntu does look pretty neat...other than
    > this had no problems installing it and other apps (like pan
    > newsreader)...amazes me that it includes so much yet fits on a CD...vista
    > doesn't even come with "office" but takes up a huge amount of disk space.


    There is bloat in all OS'es. I reckon it's simply down to
    availability and pricing of Hard Drives. Long gone are the days where
    you were restricted by size of the "lowest common denominator" and
    clever coding was the order of the day.

    --
    Moog

    "If this is gonna be that kinda party I'm gonna stick my dick in the
    mashed potatoes"

  9. Re: wireless internet problem with 710

    On Thu, 10 Apr 2008 23:32:40 -0500, Ignoramus9437 wrote:

    > Did you apply all upgrades?
    >
    > If you open a terminal from accessories/terminal, and type
    >
    > sudo lspci
    >
    > and then enter your password, can you cut and paste that?
    >
    > same for
    >
    > sudo lsusb
    >
    > Also try your wireless attempt, and then do
    >
    > sudo tail -30 /var/log/messages
    >
    > cut/paste the result and post them
    >
    > i
    >

    ok, here goes....

    keith@ubuntu-desktop:~$ sudo su
    root@ubuntu-desktop:/home/keith# lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82850 850 (Tehama) Chipset Host
    Bridge (MCH) (rev 02)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82850 850 (Tehama) Chipset AGP
    Bridge (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 04)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 04)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801BA IDE U100 Controller (rev
    04)
    00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller #1
    (rev 04)
    00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller #1
    (rev 04)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2
    Model 64/Model 64 Pro] (rev 15)
    02:04.0 Mass storage controller: Promise Technology, Inc. PDC20268
    (Ultra100 TX2) (rev 02)
    02:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 09)
    02:09.0 PCI bridge: Hint Corp HB6 Universal PCI-PCI bridge (non-
    transparent mode) (rev 11)
    02:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9 Ethernet Pro 100
    (rev 0c)
    02:0d.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g
    Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
    03:08.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): NEC Corporation IEEE 1394 Host Controller
    (rev 01)
    03:09.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 41)
    03:09.1 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 41)
    03:09.2 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB 2.0 (rev 02)
    root@ubuntu-desktop:/home/keith# lsucb
    bash: lsucb: command not found
    root@ubuntu-desktop:/home/keith# lsusb
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 090c:1000 Feiya Technology Corp. Memory Bar
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    root@ubuntu-desktop:/home/keith# date
    Fri Apr 11 13:59:35 EDT 2008
    root@ubuntu-desktop:/home/keith# tail -30 /var/log/messages
    Apr 11 13:42:53 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 54.714740] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc]
    3963904 512-byte hardware sectors (2030 MB)
    Apr 11 13:42:53 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 54.718963] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc]
    Write Protect is off
    Apr 11 13:42:53 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 54.718988] sdc: sdc1
    Apr 11 13:42:53 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 54.725923] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc]
    Attached SCSI removable disk
    Apr 11 13:42:53 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 54.726008] sd 4:0:0:0:
    Attached scsi generic sg4 type 0
    Apr 11 13:42:53 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 56.771722] Failure registering
    capabilities with primary security module.
    Apr 11 13:42:54 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 57.190959] e100: eth0:
    e100_watchdog: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex
    Apr 11 13:42:54 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 57.509255] ppdev: user-space
    parallel port driver
    Apr 11 13:42:54 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 57.886096] audit
    (1207935774.898:3): type=1503 operation="inode_permission"
    requested_mask="a" denied_mask="a" name="/dev/tty" pid=4583 profile="/usr/
    sbin/cupsd"
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 57.974157] apm: BIOS version
    1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16ac)
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 57.974166] apm: overridden by
    ACPI.
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop dhcdbd: Started up.
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 58.384844] Bluetooth: Core ver
    2.11
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 58.385059] NET: Registered
    protocol family 31
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 58.385065] Bluetooth: HCI
    device and connection manager initialized
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 58.385070] Bluetooth: HCI
    socket layer initialized
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 58.436760] Bluetooth: L2CAP
    ver 2.8
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 58.436767] Bluetooth: L2CAP
    socket layer initialized
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 58.551613] Bluetooth: RFCOMM
    socket layer initialized
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 58.551798] Bluetooth: RFCOMM
    TTY layer initialized
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 58.551804] Bluetooth: RFCOMM
    ver 1.8
    Apr 11 13:42:57 ubuntu-desktop dhcdbd: message_handler: message handler
    not found under /com/redhat/dhcp/eth0 for sub-path eth0.dbus.get.reason
    Apr 11 13:43:00 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 63.088300] NET: Registered
    protocol family 17
    Apr 11 13:43:00 ubuntu-desktop dhcdbd: dhco_input_option: Value -1 cannot
    be converted to type L
    Apr 11 13:43:00 ubuntu-desktop dhcdbd: dhco_parse_option_settings: bad
    option setting: new_dhcp_lease_time = -1
    Apr 11 13:43:00 ubuntu-desktop dhcdbd: message_handler: message handler
    not found under /com/redhat/dhcp/eth0 for sub-path
    eth0.dbus.get.nis_domain
    Apr 11 13:43:00 ubuntu-desktop dhcdbd: message_handler: message handler
    not found under /com/redhat/dhcp/eth0 for sub-path
    eth0.dbus.get.nis_servers
    Apr 11 13:43:06 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 69.192452] NET: Registered
    protocol family 10
    Apr 11 13:43:06 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 69.193047] lo: Disabled
    Privacy Extensions
    Apr 11 13:49:28 ubuntu-desktop syslogd 1.4.1#21ubuntu3: restart.
    root@ubuntu-desktop:/home/keith# ###### attempting switch to wireless in
    gui #####
    root@ubuntu-desktop:/home/keith# date
    Fri Apr 11 14:02:55 EDT 2008
    root@ubuntu-desktop:/home/keith# ##### ok, it appears to have failed #####
    root@ubuntu-desktop:/home/keith# tail -30 /var/log/messages
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 57.974157] apm: BIOS version
    1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16ac)
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 57.974166] apm: overridden by
    ACPI.
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop dhcdbd: Started up.
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 58.384844] Bluetooth: Core ver
    2.11
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 58.385059] NET: Registered
    protocol family 31
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 58.385065] Bluetooth: HCI
    device and connection manager initialized
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 58.385070] Bluetooth: HCI
    socket layer initialized
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 58.436760] Bluetooth: L2CAP
    ver 2.8
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 58.436767] Bluetooth: L2CAP
    socket layer initialized
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 58.551613] Bluetooth: RFCOMM
    socket layer initialized
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 58.551798] Bluetooth: RFCOMM
    TTY layer initialized
    Apr 11 13:42:55 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 58.551804] Bluetooth: RFCOMM
    ver 1.8
    Apr 11 13:42:57 ubuntu-desktop dhcdbd: message_handler: message handler
    not found under /com/redhat/dhcp/eth0 for sub-path eth0.dbus.get.reason
    Apr 11 13:43:00 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 63.088300] NET: Registered
    protocol family 17
    Apr 11 13:43:00 ubuntu-desktop dhcdbd: dhco_input_option: Value -1 cannot
    be converted to type L
    Apr 11 13:43:00 ubuntu-desktop dhcdbd: dhco_parse_option_settings: bad
    option setting: new_dhcp_lease_time = -1
    Apr 11 13:43:00 ubuntu-desktop dhcdbd: message_handler: message handler
    not found under /com/redhat/dhcp/eth0 for sub-path
    eth0.dbus.get.nis_domain
    Apr 11 13:43:00 ubuntu-desktop dhcdbd: message_handler: message handler
    not found under /com/redhat/dhcp/eth0 for sub-path
    eth0.dbus.get.nis_servers
    Apr 11 13:43:06 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 69.192452] NET: Registered
    protocol family 10
    Apr 11 13:43:06 ubuntu-desktop kernel: [ 69.193047] lo: Disabled
    Privacy Extensions
    Apr 11 13:49:28 ubuntu-desktop syslogd 1.4.1#21ubuntu3: restart.
    Apr 11 14:01:23 ubuntu-desktop dhcdbd: message_handler: message handler
    not found under /com/redhat/dhcp/eth1 for sub-path eth1.dbus.get.reason
    Apr 11 14:01:23 ubuntu-desktop dhcdbd: dhco_input_option: Value -1 cannot
    be converted to type L
    Apr 11 14:01:23 ubuntu-desktop dhcdbd: dhco_parse_option_settings: bad
    option setting: old_dhcp_lease_time = -1
    Apr 11 14:02:30 ubuntu-desktop dhcdbd: dhco_input_option: Value -1 cannot
    be converted to type L
    Apr 11 14:02:30 ubuntu-desktop dhcdbd: dhco_parse_option_settings: bad
    option setting: new_dhcp_lease_time = -1
    Apr 11 14:02:30 ubuntu-desktop dhcdbd: dhco_input_option: Value -1 cannot
    be converted to type L
    Apr 11 14:02:30 ubuntu-desktop dhcdbd: dhco_parse_option_settings: bad
    option setting: old_dhcp_lease_time = -1
    Apr 11 14:02:30 ubuntu-desktop dhcdbd: message_handler: message handler
    not found under /com/redhat/dhcp/eth0 for sub-path
    eth0.dbus.get.nis_domain
    Apr 11 14:02:30 ubuntu-desktop dhcdbd: message_handler: message handler
    not found under /com/redhat/dhcp/eth0 for sub-path
    eth0.dbus.get.nis_servers
    root@ubuntu-desktop:/home/keith# ##### done ######
    root@ubuntu-desktop:/home/keith#
    root@ubuntu-desktop:/home/keith#

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